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Air Passenger Duty and the Flybe bailout

There have been reports of the government considering cutting air passenger duty in the wake of the Flybe bailout. Air passenger duty (APD) is not a carbon tax as such, since it’s not levied on the aircraft fuel burnt but rather on each passenger on a flight departing from a UK airport, except for flights…

Citizens' Climate Lobby UK

Online meeting January – introduction

7.30pm-8.30pm – introductory presentation on Citizens’ Climate Lobby 8.30-9pm – CCL update Click this link at the time of the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/466140846* This Tuesday (21 January), the first hour will be given over to an introductory presentation to Citizens’ Climate Lobby. It will be useful for new members, those who want to learn a presentation…

Elections – who’s best on climate income?

Overall, the political parties in the UK seem to favour a combination of legislation and funding. We pick out the stuff CCL members can build on to push for a climate income (or carbon fee and dividend/CF&D). Green Party of England and Wales They have had carbon fee and dividend as part of their policy…

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Why the dividend?

This week, someone wrote to CCL UK, saying they would like to campaign for a carbon tax but wondered if the dividend was the best use of money. This is a great question – why isn’t the money raised used to subsidise, for example, public transport, or house insulation? Here’s a few ideas why and…

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The Climate Priorities of Danny Kruger

The following was first published in Marlborough News Online and is effectively an open letter to the newly elected MP for the Devizes Constituency (which includes Marlborough). The election is over and, given its large majority in parliament, we’re likely to have a Conservative government for the next 5 years. At the same time, serious…

COP 25

COP 25 and a future for an international carbon market

Under the 1992 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), most countries are treaty-bound to avoid “dangerous climate change”. Countries who signed and ratified the 2015 Paris Accord then had to produce nationally defined contributions (NDCs) to meet the decarbonisation targets. As the twenty-fifth annual UN Conference of the Parties (COP) begins in Madrid,…

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Events

Time is Now mass lobby day 2019 photo by Louisa Davison

CCL Devizes group meeting

The Lamb Inn, The Parade, Marlborough, 7.30pm, for the Devizes Constituency (Danny Kruger MP) The last Wednesday of the month Come and meet us to learn about the CCL policy to cut down greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change and how to create political will – learn about lobbying our MP, Danny Kruger, to…

Time is Now mass lobby day 2019 photo by Louisa Davison

CCL Devizes group meeting

The Lamb Inn, The Parade, Marlborough, 7.30pm, for the Devizes Constituency (Danny Kruger MP) The last Wednesday of the month Come and meet us to learn about the CCL policy to cut down greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change and how to create political will – learn about lobbying our MP, Danny Kruger, to…

Time is Now mass lobby day 2019 photo by Louisa Davison

CCL Devizes group meeting

The Lamb Inn, The Parade, Marlborough, 7.30pm, for the Devizes Constituency (Danny Kruger MP) The last Wednesday of the month Come and meet us to learn about the CCL policy to cut down greenhouse gas emissions and tackle climate change and how to create political will – learn about lobbying our MP, Danny Kruger, to…

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